Starting Cassandra as a service

Start the Cassandra Java server process for packaged installations.

Start the Apache Cassandra™ Java server process for packaged installations.

Start-up scripts are provided in the /etc/init.d directory. The service runs as the cassandra user.

Procedure

You must have root or sudo permissions to start Cassandra as a service.

  1. On initial start-up, each node must be started one at a time, starting with your seed nodes:
    sudo service cassandra start #Starts Cassandra
    If Cassandra fails to start:
    Reloading systemd:                                         [  OK  ]
    Starting cassandra (via systemctl):  Job for cassandra.service failed because a configured resource limit was exceeded. 
    See "systemctl status cassandra.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
                                                               [FAILED]
    The Cassandra service is not enabled on newer Linux systems, which use systemd. To verify use:
    sudo systemctl is-enabled cassandra.service
    cassandra.service is not a native service, redirecting to /sbin/chkconfig.
    Executing /sbin/chkconfig cassandra --level=5disabled

    To start Cassandra:

    1. Enable the service:
      sudo systemctl enable cassandra.service
      cassandra.service is not a native service, redirecting to /sbin/chkconfig.
      Executing /sbin/chkconfig cassandra on
    2. Start Cassandra:
      sudo service cassandra start
  2. To check the status of Cassandra:
    nodetool status

    The status column in the output should report UN which stands for Up/Normal.

    Datacenter: datacenter1
    =======================
    Status=Up/Down
    |/ State=Normal/Leaving/Joining/Moving
    --  Address    Load       Tokens       Owns (effective)  Host ID                               Rack
    UN  127.0.0.1  163.39 KB  256          100.0%            054b5c11-32dd-43c3-8f30-abcd66ba977b  rack1